When Onix and Ramon had to be gelded, I prepared them for the vet. I know my boys well and they are not so much used to man, make that more complicated if that man is a vet who is gonna give them a shot. They are used to the clicker system of positive reinforcement, so … Continue reading How to prepare your horse for the vet.
Probably everybody knows the importance of training your horse to de-spook at scary objects. But how about you? How spooky are you yourself?
Today the horses got new places to explore. Horses do not belong in stalls, the reason why domesticated horses show so many behavioural issues is simply because they cannot be horse anymore. And sadly people do not understand enough about the true nature of horses to see that their horses are not exposing normal behaviour. … Continue reading Pasture paradise.
Life will be understood living backwards. How believes and thoughts influence our life and therefore our horses. Diving in my own history there are so many keys to be found the horses gave to me. Continue reading....
Our horses are pretty good in calculating what is in it for them. I want to share a few thoughts on keeping a good relationship with your horse. I have to add to this that this is only one tiny aspect of the happy horse concept. For example: If your horse lives in a stall … Continue reading What have you ‘human’ done for me lately
This is my senior horse Dáma, a pure bred Lipizzaner (favory/...) 22 years old. She has whole history without me. Just when I thought that we would be fine together. She got an eye infection last summer. The treatment in de clinic was a real torture to her. When I got her home again, she … Continue reading Dáma is on homeopatic treatment again.